WWE Files New Trademark On ‘Intercontinental Championship’
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The Intercontinental Championship is one of the most prestigious belts in WWE history. Beginning its legacy in 1979 with Pat Patterson, the WWE Intercontinental Championship became known as the worker’s championship. In the years that followed, names like Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho, The Miz, and modern-day Champion AJ Styles help carry on and further the legacy of the WWE trophy.
On July 10, WWE filed a new trademark on the term “Intercontinental Championship.” In the description, it shows that this trademark is specifically for merchandise purposes.
IC 028. US 022 023 038 050. G & S: Toys, namely, action figures, accessories therefor; dolls; cases for action figures; toy wrestling rings; playsets for use with action figures; toy vehicles; board games; hand-held units for playing electronic game other than those adopted for use with an electronic display screen or monitor; tabletop action skill games; construction toys; playing cards; puzzles; stuffed toys; plush toys; toy belts; knee and elbow pads for athletic use; toy foam hands; costume masks; novelty face masks; Christmas tree decorations; toy spinning tops; arcade games; kites; bobble-head dolls; puppets; card games; toy guitars; toy water guns; vinyl products for playing in a pool; doll furniture; party favors in the nature of crackers and noisemakers; skateboards; toy scooters; paper party favors
The only other notable promotion with an Intercontinental Champion is New Japan Pro-Wrestling. The current champion, EVIL, won the title along with the IWGP World Championship from Tetsuya Naito at NJPW Dominion 2020.